Late Late Nite FDL: Clapton And Cale

By: Monday June 30, 2008 10:00 pm

Eric Clapton With JJ Cale – Call Me The Breeze


Sometimes an Acorn is Just a Nut.

By: Monday June 30, 2008 7:57 pm

Inflammatory alarmist puffery isn’t just a hobby; it’s a way of life!

This Is Just Stupid

By: Monday June 30, 2008 6:30 pm

The Bush Junta has been pressuring British banks to stop having financial dealings with Cuba — even though the British government isn’t a party to the asinine embargo. That’s stupid. But here’s what’s even stupider: Bush wants to invade Iran.

Red State Road Trip: The War on Our Streets

By: Monday June 30, 2008 5:45 pm

Since 2005 writer, director, and guerilla filmmaker Chris Hume has been crisscrossing the United States on what he calls a “red state road trip.” It’s been a long and sometimes strange trip and here in episode eight, season 2 Hume looks at just how easy it is to buy a gun.

And I Don’t Need No Hook For This Shit: How To Read Sy Hersh

By: Monday June 30, 2008 4:05 pm

As a rule, I don’t criticize Sy Hersh pieces. Reporters do not have the right to fuck with Hersh until they’ve run through a Georgia barracks trying to find Calley or learned about an entirely secret war that Congress never dreamed of or published excerpts of the Taguba report. You do this, you can criticize.

Taking the Presidential Debates on Grand Tour

By: Monday June 30, 2008 2:30 pm

During the Gilded Age, nouveau riche Americans trying to acquire a veneer of sophistication and polish would embark upon a version of the “Grand Tour” of Europe. They would develop a smattering of foreign language skills, visit the great cities of Europe, hire tutors to teach them about art and architecture–and sometimes deportment–and they would go to museums.

The F Word: So Much For Alternative Energy . . .

By: Monday June 30, 2008 1:45 pm

So much for the Government’s much touted commitment to alternative energy…
The New York Times reports the Bush administration has placed a nearly two year moratorium on the construction of new solar energy projects on public land. While the amount of oil drilling and gas drilling on public land has reached a new high…

Wes Clark Walks Into McCain’s Giant Wood Chipper

By: Monday June 30, 2008 12:06 pm

I understand what Wes Clarke was trying to say about John McCain when he said that getting shot out of a plane doesn’t qualify as foreign policy experience. I can also understand that every strategist on the Obama campaign must’ve had apoplexy when they heard the comment. It’s exactly what the McCain campaign has been waiting for — the ability to turn McCain into Petraeus. Small wonder McCain won’t accept Obama’s denunciation. The whole “Betrayus” episode provides the perfect blueprint for how to turn the press corps into a bunch of pearl-clutching, histrionic nitwits.

Wingnuts: Only Bush And Rove Are Allowed To Question McCain’s Military Record

By: Monday June 30, 2008 10:30 am

There’s quite a bit of wingnut pearl-clutching over Wes Clark’s rather mild comment over the weekend about McSame’s military service. In their two minutes of hate, they seem to have conveniently forgotten what Karl Rove did to McCain in 2000 to get The Great Leader elected.

… Bush surrogates (several later involved in the Kerry swiftboating effort) skillfully turned McCain’s service record against him (thereby deflecting questions about Bush’s own service

Home Today, Homeless Tomorrow?

By: Monday June 30, 2008 9:32 am

Welcome to the US of A. Not something out of Dickens or the Dustbowl and the Jodes, but right now, right here: A “safe parking” program in Santa Barbara, CA:With numbers rising, New Beginnings, a homeless agency in Santa Barbara, California, has launched a Safe Parking Programme, aiming to provide a refuge of sorts for those who have nowhere to go other than their vehicle….

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